The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

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Penguin UK, 2016 M09 1 - 288 pages

Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge.

'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...'

You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right.

Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress.

Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.

 

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User Review  - virginiahomeschooler - LibraryThing

The first half of this book was delightful. Full of ideas of how to bring more (for lack of a better English word) cozy into your life, it presents the case for living more simply and with more ... Read full review

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User Review  - kmajort - LibraryThing

Saw this come through processing at the library... I just really like it. My home is rather hygge, so it just resonated, and I like the size, the art... Sometimes a book is good for you because it is. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
LIGHT
WE NEED TO TALKABOUT HYGGE
TOGETHERNESS
FOOD AND DRINK
HYGGE RECIPES
HOME
HYGGE OUTSIDE THE HOME
HYGGE ALL YEAR ROUND
HYGGE ON THE CHEAP
HYGGE TOUR OF COPENHAGEN
CHRISTMAS

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About the author (2016)

Meik Wiking founded the world's first Happiness Research Institute in 2011, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He consults cities, governments and organisations around the world on happiness. He has advised the Minister of State for Happiness in the UAE, the state of Jalisco in Mexico and the city of Goyang in South Korea, among others. He holds a degree in business and political science and has previously worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the author of two globally bestselling books: The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke.

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